A simple thought came to me today. This blog, among other things, has watched and reported on the actions of the Evangelical American Christian Right, or American Political Christianity if you will, for some years, and some posts have been ridiculous while others have been very serious in nature. One thing they all have in common is they reveal that those organizations and individuals involved have failed to grasp that Christians are not of this world.
I know this is not a new or even profound truth folks, but a simple one; but its one that so many of us have either forgotten or, if you are a young believer, perhaps something you’ve never been taught.
I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified. (John 17: 14-19)
Jesus understood this, of himself and his followers. Perhaps we need to start reminding ourselves and each other of this simple truth.
God Bless you all...